PROGRESSIVE QUOTABLES: Narnia and Nietzsche

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN A BIT DORMANT LATELY, NO EXCUSES, BUT WE WANTED TO START A SECTION PROVIDING FOOD FOR THOUGHT– ORIGINAL, STRIKING QUOTES FROM PROGRESSIVE TYPES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE LAST FEW CENTURIES.

We’ll start with is one from C.S. Lewis (1863-1929), the Anglo-Irish folklorist, Oxford scholar, and fantasy novelist famous for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS and much else. Attribution goes to the Inspiring Quote” from the website The Thoughtful Mind, March 30, 2014. To them goes all of the credit

 

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for this gem, but to us comes the opportunity to deconstruct it for future discussion– so very relevant to our times

And we have added below Lewis, same source, April 3, 2014, a gem from Friedrich N., who needs no introduction. Is there a connection?

   We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.― C. S. Lewis
  All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

 

2 thoughts on “PROGRESSIVE QUOTABLES: Narnia and Nietzsche

  1. Here are two of my favorites:

    Against stupidity the very gods
    Themselves contend in vain.

    from “The Maid of Orleans” by Friedrich Schiller

    Tommorrow and tommorrow creeps into this petty place day by day.
    Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

    from “Macbeth” by Shakespeare.

    Just in case you don’t get it, the second one says that people make a lot of noise
    but don’t accomplish very much.

    This is NOT meant as a critique of this sight but more of a sarcastic view of the human condition.

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